Immigration Law

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Expert: Immigrant Entrepreneurs Must Proceed With Caution
Posted on 26 Feb 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Austin Lamb, Ithaca.com, Feb. 22, 2018 - "On Feb. 7, Upstate Capital Association of New York hosted “Starting Up and Staying Here: Immigrant Entrepreneurship,” a networking event at Cornell University’s eHub focused on immigrant... Read More

Entrepreneur Parole Proposed Rule Published in Federal Register
Posted on 31 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - " The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations implementing the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority to increase and... Read More

Entrepreneurs Need Congressional Action - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 6 Sep 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Sept. 3, 2016 - Harmonious Coexistence: New Parole for International Entrepreneurs and Old Entrepreneur Pathways Portal "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed a rule allowing certain international entrepreneurs... Read More

Advance Copy of USCIS Proposed Rule: Parole for Entrepreneurs (Pub. Date Aug. 31, 2016)
Posted on 26 Aug 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 08/31/2016 - "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations implementing the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority... Read More

Revitalization in the Heartland of America: Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs for Economic Development
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A potent combination of declining population growth and economic stagnation has led many cities and metropolitan regions to rethink how to reinvigorate their communities. The Midwest is a prime example of this trend. According to the Chicago Council... Read More

Advance Copy of DHS Final Rule: Parole for Entrepreneurs
Posted on 13 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 01/17/2017 - "This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to implement the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority in... Read More

Angelo A. Paparelli on Entrepreneurs, Parole, Babies and Bathwater
Posted on 14 Aug 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Angelo A. Paparelli, Aug. 14, 2017 - "The pattern by now is all too familiar. With the Trump Administration fully ensconced, the rollback of President Obama’s eight-year legacy continues. This time it involves the International Entrepreneur... Read More

Reviving The National Interest Waiver For International Entrepreneurs - Cyrus Mehta
Posted on 24 Oct 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Oct. 24, 2016 - "A proposed rule would allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use its existing discretionary statutory parole authority for entrepreneurs of startup entities whose stay in the United States would provide a... Read More

The Sweet Smell of Success: H-1B Visas for Entrepreneurs
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The title of this blog may seem odd as the H-1B visa is usually associated with an employee who earns a regular wage at the prevailing rate. Yet, entrepreneurs may benefit from the H-1B. Since the USCIS recently set up an Entrepreneur Pathways Portal... Read More

USCIS seeks business expert for Entrepreneurs in Residence program
Posted on 9 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The applicant will serve as an “external expert” on the Entrepreneurs in Residence tactical team and will report to the Entrepreneurs in Residence Project Manager. As a member of the tactical team, the applicant will provide USCIS... Read More

Cyrus D. Mehta - Suffocating The Foreign Entrepreneur Under The New STEM OPT Rule
Posted on 22 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta, Mar. 21, 2016 - "F-1 employers must attest that the F-1 employee is paid a salary commensurate with similarly situated workers and that: “(1) it has sufficient resources and trained personnel available to provide appropriate... Read More

USCIS Final Rule: International Entrepreneur Rule
Posted on 14 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - "This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to implement the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority in order to increase... Read More

Halt America's Decline, Welcome Skilled, Entrepreneurial Immigrants
Posted on 25 May 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"One wonders how the US has an immigration system dominated by quotas, which also micromanages the employer and foreign national worker, when it espouses free market capitalism. Such a system is more reminiscent of one that could have been... Read More

Universities Boost 'Cap-Exempt' H-1B Visa Programs for Entrepreneurs
Posted on 7 Jul 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AP, July 6, 2016 - "The H-1B visa is the primary work permit for foreign nationals, reserved for employees with at least a bachelor’s degree who work in specialty occupations such as math or technology. Workers must be sponsored by an employer... Read More

Entrepreneurs in Immigration Residence Are Set to Occupy USCIS
Posted on 1 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Whether intended or inadvertent, EIR is a deft stratagem, even more artful than Clintonesque triangulating. Cleverness taken to the fourth degree, EIR, captured in one word, is all about quadrangulation ." - Angelo Paparelli, Oct. 29, 2011... Read More